Wednesday, October 13, 2010

m is for music

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809 – 1894) physician, author, father

today's wall wednesday wall comes from austin the self-proclaimed live music capital of the world! for me there is nothing like listening to music live - thinking of holmes' quote, live music is definitely both a bath and a balm to my soul.

this week is going to be particularly restorative - we started the week monday immersed in the melodies of natalie merchant and will end awash with the music of donal o'shaushnessy!

it's paul simon's 69th birthday - happy birthday paul - thanks for all helping clean our souls...


Tess Kincaid said...

Oh, Paul's a Libra. That makes sense. I love the delightful notion of taking a music bath!

Bee said...

Where is that mural? It's so wonderfully exuberant.
There is a great music store in Austin called Waterloo Records. Whenever I'm in Austin, I always pay it a visit . . . and I seem to have spectacular luck, because they almost always have live music and kegs of Shiner Bock on tap when I drop in.

I'll see if i can find donal o'shaushnessy on Spotify. I just discovered a great Irish singer called Damian O'Kane. I'm partial to an Irish muscial bath.

p.s. Thanks for your comment on Freedom. You are the only person I've come across who's read it so far.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

bee - the mural is in downtown austin, I think I took it when I was walking north on congress toward the capitol - the mural (which this is just a piece of) is on one of the numbered streets, north of pecan (6th) I'm pretty sure.

love waterloo records! I call the section of town with waterloo records the most dangerous place for me in austin - as right across the street is book people and if that isn't enough next to book people is an r.e.i. and then of course across from that complex of places to lose one's money is the mothership of all whole food stores!!

surprised I'm the only person who has read freedom so far - I thought it a captivating read!

thanks for the head's up on damian o'kane - will check him out.... I'm quite partial to irish baths myself - which is why we always try to stay in town for the cleveland irish festival - with 6 musical stages performing over a three day period we are pretty spanking clean by the end....of course, the difficulty is choosing which 'bath' to plunge into

Roy said...

Hmmmm... I think I must be in a perpetual music bath.

Can you believe Paul's 69? That totally blows my mind! I've been listening to his music since Wednesday Morning 3 AM; heck, we even used to sing Simon & Garfunkel songs around the campfire on Boy Scouts camping trips (Gary Offutt had all the songbooks, and all of us with guitars would gather 'round). Great video. I posted one today, too, but I went back to the old days.

Watson said...

A friend just gave me a new Carolyn McDade CD so I shall go "bathe" :-)
Love that image!